While we were living in Tustin, CA, a new sandwich spot opened up in Old Town Tustin, but we never visited it until we had already moved out of Tustin. Actually, we never visited The Sandwich Box until we were getting ready to move out of Orange County altogether, making it one of the places we had to try before we moved out of the county.
The Sandwich Box is located in a red-brick building and has a few small tables indoors. As you walk in the doors, the smell of freshly baked bread and fresh vegetables instantly hits your nose.
I ordered the Dancing Avocado on whole wheat bread with provolone cheese. Most sandwiches from The Sandwich Box come with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, pepperoncini, mayonnaise, and mustard unless otherwise stated or requested. In addition to these ingredients, the Dancing Avocado also included cucumbers and of course, deliciously ripe and creamy avocado slices. The Sandwich Box uses iceberg lettuce, giving the sandwich additional crunch without injecting any other flavor to the avocado-heavy sandwich. The ingredients tasted fresh and they definitely didn’t skimp on the avocado, as there was a huge chunk in every bite.
Devin had a large Turkey and Bacon on The Sandwich Box’ signature white roll. His sandwich included the lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, pepperoncini, mayonnaise, and mustard that is included with most sandwiches and he also added avocado to his sandwich. As you can see, his sandwich had a nice, thick coil of turkey running through the entire length of the sandwich. The maple bacon added just a touch of sweetness to the sandwich. The bread was not toasted and had a nice chew.
Based on these sandwiches, we would have visited The Sandwich Box more if we had not moved in the following three weeks. Other sandwiches that we would have wanted to try were: Philly Steak, Cashew Chicken, Grilled Portobello, and The Cuban. Next time we are in the area, we will be sure to try some of these!
The Sandwich Box
139 W. 1st St.
Tustin, CA 92780